Theatre Company of Saugus is hosting a fundraiser In Memory of Joanne Louise Wheeler to assist her family in offsetting funeral expenses.
Joanne, affectionately known as “Gram”, was an active member of TCS for many years and once she was unable to participate behind the scenes, attended as many productions throughout each season as she was able.
Her granddaughter Amanda, grandson Will, and daughter Joanne are all active supporters of TCS and their loss is being felt by their extended theatre family.
The event will take place on Wednesday, December 18 at 8PM at the Saugus American Legion. Tickets are currently on sale and will be $30 each for all patrons. For more information about the event, visit the Event Page. To purchase tickets, visit the Ticket Page. If you cannot attend, but would like to contribute, visit our GoFundMe Campaign.
PLEASE NOTE: The date has been changed from December 4 to December 18. Thank you for your understanding.
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Tickets are now on sales for our December show – On This Winter’s Eve: Original One Act Play Festival – featuring four new works by local area playwrights making their premieres with Theatre Company of Saugus.
For all the details about the shows – visit our Show Page. To order tickets online – visit our Ticket Page.
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James and the Giant Peach will be our winter show in the end of February 2020. That means rehearsals start in January and we’re already working our way through November!
Join us for auditions on Saturday, November 16 from 2PM to 5PM or Sunday, November 17 from 9AM to 12PM. There are roles available for adults and children in this production. PLEASE NOTE – This is not the musical version.
For details about auditions – roles, dates and times, and requirements, visit our Auditions Page.
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Our On This Winter’s Eve cast has been selected. They’ve already had a full read through of all four shows and rehearsals have begun. We have a combination of returning actors and new faces to the TCS stage.
TCS is excited to announce the cast of On This Winter’s Eve: Original One Act Play Festival with pieces by Josh Black, Tofer Carlson, and Matthew Garlin for our holiday production in December 2019.
New actors to the TCS stage are: Rebecca McAuliffe, Rachel Curran, Laurie Frank, Rayna Frank, Bryan Hall, Rosemary Leo, Anetta Rauf, and Melissa Reda.
We are excited to work once again with the following actors: Kathy Bedard, Sharon Buccuzzo Beeler, Catherine Hersh, Damien Dakotah LaCount, Julie Liuzza, Stephen Russo, Jessica Stockton, Brooks Workman, Jon Workman, and Rylan Workman.
Rebel Without a Claus by Tofer Carlson and A Christmas Gift by Matthew Garlin will be directed by Victoria Isotti. The Noir Before Christmas by Tofer Carlson and A Dickens of a Christmas Carol by Josh Black will be directed by Rachael Bernstein.
Tickets will go on sale later this month and will be posted on Facebook and the TCS website when available.
TCS mourns the passing of Joanne Louise Wheeler, age 85, on October 29, 2019. She was a long-time supporter of TCS and was affectionately known as “Gram” to so many who knew her. Gram was one of the co-directors of our musical revue: A Celebration of Love, in February 2010. Much of the structure of the show was her concept. She also assisted with costumes on numerous productions over the years. In recent years, while she may not have worked on shows, she supported the theatre and her family who were involved by attending performances.
Please keep Gram’s friends and loved ones in your prayers. Her granddaughter Amanda Allen, grandson William Fafard, Jr., and daughter Joanne Fafard are all active members of TCS and her loss is being deeply felt by them and their extended TCS family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus on Tuesday, November 5th from 4PM to 8PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 6th at 9AM followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St. in Saugus at 10AM. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.
In lieu of flowers donations in Joanne’s name can be made to: Theatre Company of Saugus P.O. Box 1058 Saugus, MA 01906 Check should be made to Theatre Company of Saugus with a note that it’s in memory of Joanne Wheeler. OR Saugus High School Drama Club c/o Michael Hashem, Principal Saugus High School One Pearce Memorial Drive Saugus, MA 01906 Checks should be made to Saugus Public Schools with a letter or note stating that it’s in memory of Joanne Wheeler for the Saugus High School Drama Club.